Bear Bluff- your pet friendly home away from home on the Shenandoah River!

1520 ft² Cabin

Overview

2 bedrooms
8 guests max.
Cabin
1520 ft²
2 bathrooms
Pet-friendly

Amenities

Pet-friendly
Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
Air conditioning
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
Crib
No smoking
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Grill
Hot tub
Hairdryer
Iron
Coffee machine
Toaster
Heating
Fridge
Dryer
DVD player
River view
Mountain view
Parking
Table tennis
Suitable for events
Romantic
Games
Queen-size bed
Books available
Pool table
Patio
Water view
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Bed linen
Towels

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

Fishing

Outdoor

Balcony/patio
Yard
Rooms
2 bedrooms
1 large double bed
Additional rooms
2 bathrooms
Other bedrooms
1 couch
1 bunk bed
Description

Come experience the beauty of nature and the mighty Shenandoah River! A 5-minute walk down through the yard leads you to your private riverbank supplied with canoes and a fire pit. Trees and birds surround you while sitting in the bubbly hot tub, reading a book on the screened-in porch, fishing, canoeing, or relaxing by a fire. Rainy day? No worries, have fun in the game room, featuring a pool table and ping pong table.

Bedroom Arrangement: 2 Queen Beds,1 Sofa Bed, 1Triple Bunkbed (Sleeps 3 kids), and 2 Pack-n-Plays
Bubbly hot tub- Relaxation for all seasons!
Paddle down the river on one of 2 included canoes, or float down the river on one of the included tubes. Don't forget to wear your life jacket! (Both Child and Adult sizes provided)
Hang out around the firepit- firewood included!
Challenge your friends to a game of pool, ping pong, or foosball in the game room!
Cozy up around the indoor wood fireplace
Fully equipped kitchen (with a dishwasher)- feel free to check with us if there's a specific item you need!
Stay connected if you'd like with High-speed Internet!
Snuggle up on the couch and watch Satellite TV or pick a movie from the DVD library!
We know you don't want to do laundry, but just in case you need to there's a washer and dryer waiting there for you.
Cook dinner on the gas grill!
Deck and a screened-in porch: relax without the bugs!
Yet another place for relaxation- take a nap in our hammock!

We are convenient to the Shenandoah River, Luray Caverns, Skyline Drive, Skyline Caverns, George Washington National Forest, Shenandoah National Park, Bass Fishing, Trout Fishing, Wildlife Observation, Antiquing, Summer Swimming, Horseback Riding, Sightseeing, 18 Hole Golf Course, Hunting, Canoeing and Tubing.

-Please note: YOU CANNOT SEE THE RIVER FROM THE HOUSE. Due to the flood plain in the area, all houses along this side of the river are built back from the river's edge. There is a large yard in between the house and the river and you cannot see the water from where the house is. We leave the canoes down by the river's edge so that you don't have to carry them back and forth.

Some other things to note about Bear Bluff:

-The base rate includes 4 guests. Each additional guest is $30 per night. Please read the itemized charges carefully!

-Check-in is 3:00 PM and check-out is at 11:00 am. Early check-in or late check-out may be available, ask us!

-Dogs are welcome! There is a limit of 2, with a pet fee of $65 per dog. Unfortunately, we can't accept cats. Sorry about that!

-There is no trash service in this area. We ask that you please take your trash with you- there is information in the cabin on where to go to take it so that you don't have to take it all the way home with you! Alternatively, housekeeping can remove it for you for a tip of $5 per bag.

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 21 years old

House rules
Pet-friendly
Smoking not allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

551 River Valley Rd.

22650 Rileyville, VA, United States

Michael B.
3.0
"I think it was great to dip our toe in the water. This was way better than staying at a hotel. However, there were somethings, now that I know what to look for, that will inform me next time I VRBO. Specifically, proximity to amenities, activities and the condition of the house. All in all a positive experience and good value for money. Especially the service support."
Reviewed on 04/05/2024
5.0
Outstanding
"Warm, cozy, perfectly equiped. Top 10 of all our vacatipns!"
Reviewed on 02/15/2024
Sharon
5.0
Outstanding
"Our family of 5 & 2 dogs had a wonderful time at Bear Bluff and we hope to return! The house was comfortable and felt bigger than it looks. The basement/game room was a great hang out space for kids. The river access in this area requires a short walk but was totally worth it as there was plenty of space for hanging out in tubes, kids playing in water and space in the shade. Although there are some neighbors on the street, this lot is pretty private."
Reviewed on 09/05/2023
Samuel P.
5.0
Outstanding
"Loved the house very clean and nice. Loved the outdoor space had Fires and fished a lot on the river. Liked the game room downstairs for rainy days!"
Reviewed on 08/13/2023
Paige A.
4.0
Very good
"This is house nestled right into the Shenandoah Valley was so cozy and beautiful. Our dogs loved the run down to the water, a perfect spot for all us to stretch our legs and kick off vacation with some relaxation. The fire pit outback was just right for enjoying the spring evenings and the porch was the perfect place for morning coffee and catching glimpses of the deer roaming through the yards."
Reviewed on 03/06/2023
April W.
4.0
Very good
"The outside of the house could use some TLC. When we pulled up, I was a little worried. Once inside, it's a whole other story. The home is comfortable, clean, and I LOVED the different decor (Classic Hollywood stars pictures), some bear themes and a little mix here and there. The couches are so comfortable, you actually fall asleep.... We had no cell reception (we have 5G with Verizon) BUT, the wi-fi worked and there is a house phone if needed. This is in a "country" subdivision so be aware that you have neighbors. There are trees lined on each side of the house, however, they did not provide a whole lot of privacy. We steered clear of the hot tub because it is on the front porch and the neighbors on that side are a bit close. Overall, if you aren't looking for seclusion and quiet, this is a great spot. We did enjoy our stay,"
Reviewed on 01/31/2023
Benjamin G.
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a great time staying in the home. Plenty of things to occupy your time. Greatly enjoyed our stay!"
Reviewed on 12/31/2022
Holly G.
5.0
Outstanding
"This place was exactly what we wanted/needed for a peaceful weekend getaway. The property was well equipped and clean. There was so much to do just inside the house it was hard to get bored. Loved walking to the river and sitting by the fire pit in the backyard. The hot tub was a huge hit. Location was great, secluded but not too far from stores. Would definitely book again."
Reviewed on 11/29/2022
Jason V.
5.0
Outstanding
"It was a great trip for a group of guys to relax and celebrate their brother getting married"
Reviewed on 10/26/2022
Christina
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a wonderful long weekend away at Bear Bluff. The house had something for everyone. My mom enjoyed reading on the screened in porch and my kids loved canoeing on the river. The area is simply amazing, we hiked and saw some beautiful waterfalls and drove along Skyline Drive. On the last night we ended our stay with gathered around the fire pit! It was really a wonderful experience."
Reviewed on 10/01/2022
Katherine
5.0
Outstanding
"Our 4th time staying at Bear Bluff, and we love it. So very peaceful, and our dogs have a blast! The hot tub and river access make for great a weekend away. We were not expecting the house updates. WOW! Fully renovated basement, perfect for a family trip. Excellent service, good communications...highly recommend."
Reviewed on 08/10/2022
John
5.0
Outstanding
"Before booking Bear Bluff I read a lot of reviews and they all seemed very positive. After staying there I found the place exceeded my expectations which were already high. The whole place was very well kept, tidy, and clean but not so much to where it seemed sterile and lacking life. It felt "homey" and lived in. There was plenty of towels and blankets and the kitchen was more equipped than it suggest. There was even plethora of spices. The 50's Hollywood framed photos all around the house was a very nice touch too. We played plenty of billiards and ping pong and spent a lot of time on the screened-in porch was is very spacious. The hot tub was also great though we had to troubleshoot a few minor issues. The lawn leading to the river is a beautiful walk and the riverfront location was something out of dream...a huge tree bending over and providing shade for a pebble island where we sat on lawn chairs and anchored a tube to a branch. There was no sound of industry to heard anywhere...no traffic, planes, lawn mowers...the seclusion was wonderful. We also floated the river around the bend which couldn't be more convenient for pickup and dropoff. We saw an eagle flying away with a fish in its claws. I mean...c'mon! Someone also caught a rather large catfish. Nature was on full display. I could go on because I'm still buzzing from the experience but I'll hold off and just say I hope to be back soon enough."
Reviewed on 07/23/2022
Nancy
4.0
Very good
"The property was great. Paper, aluminum and plastic recycling was left for us by previous guests but it was not a big deal as we had to take ours with us anyways because of the holiday. The game area downstairs was great. Everything was well appointed and in good working order. The kitchen was abundantly filled with utensils and essentials for meals. The microwave door was broken but the appliance worked fine. The only real negative was that the DVD collection, while impressive, was difficult to take advantage of without a DVD player in the living room and the remotes either didn't work or were mismatched with the bedrooms. We brought our own FireTV Stick but were unable to get it to work either. No big loss however as we were really too exhausted to care that much between all day outings in the glorious river with excellent access and the hot tub on the deck! Highly recommend!"
Reviewed on 07/11/2022
Teena
5.0
Outstanding
"This cabin has everything you need and we had the most amazing time. The hot tub, the game tables, the fireplace, grill, and firepit.. we used it all. The river is down the hill past the trees and is a good little work out to walk back and forth but definitely doable. Even though it was too cold to get in, we went canoeing with all the stuff already provided. We definitely want to come back!"
Reviewed on 04/07/2022
Douglas
5.0
Outstanding
"Our group of 4 adults and 4 (smaller) kids was very happy at Bear Bluff. It is clean, charming, and well-appointed. The kitchen is better stocked than many rentals I have been in, with plenty of cookware, dishes, spices, etc. There was firewood, and the shed was very well organized with lots of canoe paddles, life jackets for adults and kids, inner tubes, lawn chairs, etc. The two canoes were in good shape and are kept close to the river. That section of the river is gorgeous. Also, the management company (Shenandoah Rentals) was easy to work with and has their act together when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. Overall, we were all very happy with our weekend retreat here."
Reviewed on 11/23/2021
Kevin&Julia
5.0
Outstanding
"The best Luray area cabin we have ever rented. Linens, towels, hot tubs, game tables, wood burning fireplace. Amazing stay!"
Reviewed on 01/09/2021
Emily
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a nice, relaxing visit to Bear Bluff cabin with our two school-aged kids. The cabin had everything we needed, and we especially appreciated all of the towels, the multiple televisions, the hot tub (we went in every night under the full moon!), the large yard (though it had many large puddles from recent rain), and the general privacy and quietness of the location. The wifi was excellent (which is good because we did not get much in the way of Verizon cellular signal), and the management company was very responsive to several questions that I had. Our only issue was that we were never really able to get a good fire going (inside or out), but otherwise we had a great stay and enjoyed some nearby attractions like the ropes course at the Luray Caverns, and hiking in Shenandoah."
Reviewed on 01/03/2021
Melissa
5.0
Outstanding
"Stayed at Bear Bluffs for a fall getaway and used this cabin as our base when touring the Shenandoah Park. Grateful for the hot tub after a long day of hiking ! The space was cozy and fantastic for our family. Loved the bear decor throughout the house and the cabin was packed with all the essentials. Loved working work Shenandoah Rentals and will be sure to rent from them again."
Reviewed on 10/21/2020
Kelley
5.0
Outstanding
"We came down from Pittsburgh to VA for our Honeymoon. My husband and I visit the Shenandoah area several times a year. This was our first time staying in Rileyville. It did not disappoint! SUV or truck strongly recommended to handle these gravel, mountainous roads. The cabin sits down from a main road. Speed limit enforced as you will pass a residential area. As you approach this beautiful cabin looks can be deceiving from the road. This place is a lot bigger than it looks! There is a circular driveway to easily pull back out onto the road. The deck off front entrance has a grill, hot tub and plenty of room to sit. Cabin has coded lock with key, so you don’t have to worry about how you will be able to access your rental. Huge ceilings, WiFi and cable TV. Cabin is furnished with leather couches in living area. If you are bringing a dog, you might want to bring extra blankets to protect couches. 2 bedrooms. Only used one, but the bed was like sleeping on a marshmallow! So comfy! Kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook. Just bring food and drinks! There is screened porch off kitchen with seating to enjoy the view of the mountains and huge yard. Saw many frolicking deer in the morning. Basement has entertainment. There is a football, ping pong and pool table. Backyard goes down to river. No view from cabin, but there are 2 fire pits on property. One closer to the cabin and the other is at riverfront. There is a wagon in the back of the cabin to easily haul your wood. Did not get to use boats, but they are kept down by river. Yard can get very wet. Bring your boots! All the information you need is in a well detailed binder inside the cabin. If you need to venture out to the store, you are a 20 minute drive to Luray Walmart, Food Lion and fast food places. If you want to hike close to cabin check out Guest/ Shenandoah River State Park. It is right off main road of cabin heading towards the town of Front Royal. Entrance fee applies, leashed dogs allowed and wooded trails with great views."
Reviewed on 10/18/2020
James
5.0
Outstanding
"Very nice house, with a very cool game room, fun back yard with the river a couple minutes walk from the door, very fun vacation location"
Reviewed on 10/15/2020
Cindy
5.0
Outstanding
"This place is amazing. Peaceful, quiet. Was very clean and cozy. The hot tub and game room was a added plus. Def would stay again!"
Reviewed on 07/06/2020
Katherine
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved this cabin so much, we took a second trip there. Excellent stay - enjoyed playing ping-pong and pool, took long walks with the dogs, sat in the hot tub and listened to nature around us, watched movies...so relaxing. The new paint looks great, and everything was very clean."
Reviewed on 05/28/2020
Chloe
5.0
Outstanding
"We had an amazing stay at Bear Bluff! The short walk down to the river was breathtaking, we had beautiful views of the mountains from down there. We didn't have the best weather for our trip but it didn't matter due to how many activities there were to do at the cabin. We enjoyed the pool table, ping pong table, Foosball table and hot tub when the weather permitted. The views were lovely our entire trip, and Skyline drive is only about a 25 minute drive from the cabin. I would definitely recommend this cabin, our friend group had an amazing time!"
Reviewed on 10/31/2019
Robert
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a great time at Bear Bluff. The property was very clean and all amenities were as advertised. Fishing and canoeing on the Shenandoah was a great way to spend the weekend. Pool table, ping pong and hot tub were fun night activities."
Reviewed on 08/21/2019
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